India has been a nation full of many wonderful architectures since ages. Every era has contributed to this amazing legacy. In this glorious heritage, there are many beautifully constructed railway stations that are worth a visit.
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Here is the list:
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
Earlier known as ‘Victoria Terminus’, this railway station is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was built in 1887 and the name was changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in 1996. Frederick Stevens and Axel Haig are the architects who designed this marvel. Built on Indo-Saracenic Style Architecture, it is structurally one of the best railway stations in the world.
Char Bagh, Lucknow
Showcasing Mughal Architecture style in its full glory, Char Bagh railway Station is one of the most aesthetically designed stations in India. Built in 1914, this railway station is huge and visually overpowering. With brilliant exteriors and four gardens in the front, it looks no less than a palace. One must visit this traditionally built railway station to see a unique blend of the Awadhi, Rajput and the Mughal styles.
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Howrah Station, West Bengal
Located on the banks of Hooghly River, Howrah Station is the oldest station of India. Built in 1854, it is also the largest railway complex in India. Consisting of 23 platforms, Howrah serves the largest number of passengers every day. The Howrah station is designed by British engineer Halsey Ricardo showcasing Roman architecture beautifully.
Chennai Central, Chennai
Built in 1873, this spectacular building is a perfect mix of Gothic and Roman styles of architecture. With its big clock tower and brick red facade, it looks picture-perfect. The height of the clock tower is 136 feet and it also has Travancore-styled caps.
Kanpur Central, Kanpur
One of the five central Indian railway stations, the architecture of Kanpur railway station is inspired by Char Bagh. Built in 1930, this showcases the Mughal-Awadh style of architecture beautifully.